Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Most men will not believe though You try much

Quran Chapter 12  102 to 104 (Pt-13, Stg-3) (L-1546) – درس قرآن

Most men will not believe though You try much

Surah Yuusuf (Joseph) – 12

‘A-‘uu-zu  Billaahi minash-Shay-taanir- Rajiim.
(I seek refuge in God from Satan the outcast.)


(In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful.)

  ذَٰلِكَمِنْ أَنۢبَآءِ ٱلْغَيْبِ نُوحِيهِ إِلَيْكَ وَمَا كُنتَ لَدَيْهِمْ إِذْ أَجْمَعُوٓا۟ أَمْرَهُمْ وَهُمْ يَمْكُرُونَ (102

وَمَآ أَكْثَرُ ٱلنَّاسِ وَلَوْ حَرَصْتَ بِمُؤْمِنِينَ (103

 وَمَاتَسْـَٔلُهُمْ عَلَيْهِ مِنْ أَجْرٍ إِنْ هُوَ إِلَّا ذِكْرٌ لِّلْعَٰلَمِينَ (104

102.  This is of the tidings of the Unseen which We inspire in thee (Muhammad). And thou wast not present with them when they fixed their plan and they were scheming.


103.  And though thou try much, most men will not believe.


104.  Thou askest them no fee for it. It is naught else than a reminder unto the peoples.

102.  Zaalika  min  ‘ambaaa-‘il- gaybi  nuuhiihi  ‘ilayk.  Wa  maa  kunta  laday-him  ‘iz  ‘ajma-‘uuu  ‘amrahum  wa hum  yam-kuruun.


103.  Wa  maaa  ‘aksarun-naasi  wa  law  harasta  bi-Mu’-miniin.


104.  Wa  maa  tas-‘aluhum  ‘alayhi  min ‘ajr.  ’In  huwa   ‘illaa  Zikrul-lil- ‘aalamiin.   (Section 11)




Story of Prophet Joseph (peace be upon him) was asked because the Jews exited them for it. Messenger of Allah Almighty, Muhammad (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him) caused to hear this story with so much eloquence and in a good language that the hearers were astonished. Moreover, some such matters were also explained which were even neither known to the Jews and nor those did exist in their Holy Book.


It is commanded: You (O Muhammad!) were not aware of these all circumstances in respect of the life of Joseph (peace be upon him). We manifested them upon you by means of inspiration from the Unseen Screen. When his (Joseph’s) brothers were thinking for a plan against him (peace be upon him) and were desirous to behave deceitfully, at that time, You were not present there. You told the story which We (God Almighty) taught You (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon him). Then, what is their hesitation in having belief in this Word (Qur’aan) revealed by Us? It is also a token of Messenger-hood that You have been causing them to hear unhesitatingly correct historical incidents, whereas You are Uneducated. Secondly, You do not ask them any fee for these information.


Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazaar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif).